Quantum computing is the future, and the country that takes the lead in quantum information systems will have technological and economic advantages over the rest of the world for the next half-century. This post discusses the fundamentals of quantum computing, its numerous technological applications, and the need for a workforce trained in both quantum science and engineering education.

As a quantum computing evangelist, it is exciting to witness the rapid development of this field. With a curriculum designed to rapidly introduce students to the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum information processing, quantum computing equips students with the professional skills required for in-demand career opportunities expected to increase exponentially. Maximizing hands-on, project-based learning, students are trained to use state-of-the-art equipment ranging from semiconductor nanofabrication tools to high-performance computers. Classical computers are binary logical devices that encode information in bits representing states of 0 or 1. In contrast, quantum computers use qubits that can simultaneously be